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MCA Approved Engine Course II (AEC 2)

12th February 2024 @ 9:00 am - 16th February 2024 @ 4:00 pm

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MCA Approved Engine Course. 2

The follow on from AEC 1, this completes the full AEC qualification under the MCA small vessel engineer code.

A week long course which looks beyond the engine and propulsion train, with a focus on auxiliary service systems and machinery. In equal measure, correct administration and how to conduct safe operations.

Course syllabus

  • The components and their arrangement in a compression type refrigeration plant and basic fault finding
  • The legislative and management requirements within engineering operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of maintenance systems onboard.
  • Safe systems of work within an engineering environment.
  • Safe operations when undertaking lifting and/or slinging operations. LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations).
  • The electrical distribution system options on-board.
  • Hydraulic systems.
  • Practical skills for maintenance.
  • Fresh water systems on-board.
  • Sewage systems on-board.

The informative week long course ends with a written assessment and discussion.

The course is delivered by serving Merchant and Fishing vessel engineer officers, set in the fishing & commercial cargo port of Killybegs.


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12th February 2024 @ 9:00 am
16th February 2024 @ 4:00 pm
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The Seamanship Centre
Killybegs Harbour
Killybegs, Donegal F94 V8WH Ireland
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Richard Timony
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